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    DefaultGraduate Open Class

    Is this a titling class now? From the rules, it appears to be so.

    I have Ruger entered in this both days at the Piedmont show, hoping to get in some good practice for Utility. I did not realize it was a titling class. We still may have issue with the "go out" as it's basically the same (except you return to your dog... and knowing Ruger as soon as I move, he may just launch himself toward a jump

    The signals will be good practice too as I stand only about 10-20 feet away and can give both hand and verbal signals. That should help reinforce his down

    I'm getting so excited for this trial!!!

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    DefaultRe: Graduate Open Class

    I was just looking at the new AKC stuff and it does appear that it is now a titling class. I didn't know that either. I entered Emilu in the Grad Novice class last spring and it wasn't a titling class then. She did horribly ( a look at things to come) but we still got second place. I asked how a dog that got a "90" out of 200 pts could get second place, and they said that nobody failed in that class . That was last year apparently - not this year!

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    Yes...It is a new titling class! STINKS BIG TIME. I wanted to do Graduate Novice (we can do all of it) but if I'm paying a full entry fee, I'm doing a real class...so we entered reg. open....

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    DefaultRe: Graduate Open Class

    Hmm, why does it stink big time?

    According to the entry form (LRC of the Piedmont), the reg obedience is $22 I believe, and any non-reg was free (provided you entered a regular class.) It had Grad classes listed as non-reg, and that is why I entered it (because it was free, and we need the practice). But now I see it IS a titling class. I think their club made an error, but it's too late to change that now So it works in my benefit.

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    I did my entry through e-mail, but when I looked at the premium, the only non regular classes listed were Veteran, Brace, and Team...

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    DefaultRe: Graduate Open Class

    I think you are correct, I just looked at the premium again. I did not pay for the Grad Open as I thought it was non-reg and I think they thought so too. I beleive I'm entered in it (the judging program is showing one entry, but maybe it's not me). Well, whatever

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    DefaultRe: Graduate Open Class

    When I had talked to Libby, the Show Secretary, she said AKC delayed their premiums specifically because of that change in obed rules. You'll probably get a nice letter telling you you've gotta pay up Unfortunately.

    I asked specifically if we were doing it as a non regular class and she said no.

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    I'll probably go ask them when I get there. JMO, but I think they made the error, so they should live with it. But if I have to pay it I will

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    DefaultRe: Graduate Open Class

    There is now three level of classes
    Regular Classes(Novice, Open, Utility)
    Non Regular Title Classes (Graduate Novice, Graduate Open, Versatility)
    Non Regular Non Title Classes (Pre-Novice, Vetrans,Team,Brace)

    We now also have the Obedience Master titles bases on points from your scores of 190 and higher from Open B and Utility So if you see a dog with an OM1 in its title or a VERS or GN or GO or OM2, or OM3 you won't be surprised. Remember though that HIT has to come from a regular class (Novice, Open, Utility) and not from the new NON-regular classes. And HC is still from Open B and Utility.

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